Our job is to help you figure out
what you need to know about your new house.
What is a Home Inspection?
The profession known as Home Inspection (sometimes called Building Inspection, Structural Inspection or Engineering Inspection) has developed to help home buyers understand better what they are buying.
Most houses cannot be inspected in less than two and a half hours. Depending upon the age, condition and size of the house, the inspection can take considerably longer.
To Make These Evaluations, the Home Inspector Will:
Climb on the roof, inspect the foundation and structure for movement and decay, operate the heating equipment, go into accessible crawlspaces and attics, remove circuit breaker panel covers to inspect wires, operate water fixtures and perform a push test on any septic system or water well system. NO HOUSE IS PERFECT. The professional Home Inspector can help you distinguish between minor imperfections and major problems. Many houses also have components that are significantly better than average. These are worthy of mention.
It is more likely that your house will not have a major problem. Still, by attending the inspection, you will gain understanding of what you are buying. Knowing the construction type, maintenance needs, where things are and how they work can be invaluable. Be there.
While the Home Inspector will administer a radon in air test with a laboratory at your request and also take water sample to a lab for analysis, he is not the lab. He can also answer some of your questions about environmental concerns but he should not be relied on as an expert in that field…..then the rest of what is there about labs.